When you’re working on a construction site, you’re there to complete the job. But if someone on your team or the property manager doesn’t take the right precautions, you can suffer severe injuries. These injuries can cost thousands of dollars to get treatment for, which you may not have at this time.
At The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore, our construction accident attorneys in New York City, NY, can help you get relief from the financial stress. We can represent you and hold the parties that caused your injuries accountable.
When you’re working on a construction site, there are many accidents that can occur that can result in lifelong injuries. Some of the most common injuries that occur on construction sites are:
The tall heights of cranes and scaffolding that many construction workers have to stand on almost every day can put workers at high risk of suffering falls. If you’ve suffered a fall from a significant height, you may suffer a loss of independence, a traumatic brain injury, limited mobility, and increased weakness in your body.
All of these effects can severely limit you from participating in daily activities that you enjoy and even continuing your career as a construction worker. You may be able to do physical therapy to regain some of your mobility, but not all of it will return.
Getting electrocuted is another common injury that you may have suffered while working. The long-term effects of electrocution are severe burns and nerve damage. When you suffer a severe burn, it can make your daily life extremely difficult, whether it be returning to work or doing the things you love with your family.
Usually, nerve damage is a result of a severe burn, but it can occur with a minor burn as well. For example, if you were rewiring a control panel and a wire shocked you, you still may get nerve damage. Nerve damage can cause you to lose the ability to move the part of your body that has nerve damage.
As a construction worker, you’re around heavy and elevated objects all day. And if one of them falls and you’re in the path of it, you could get trapped under the object. A heavy object on top of you can restrict the blood flow to other parts of your body, which can result in the death of the tissue.
This may call for an amputation to prevent any further issues. If you end up needing an amputation, it can be difficult to complete tasks, and it may also take up emotional energy as well.
If you’ve suffered any of the accidents that we’ve mentioned, you may be able to collect compensation for your pain. If you have other injuries, one of our lawyers can verify if you have a valid construction accident case.
In New York, you have three years from the day of a construction accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties. If your lawsuit involves a municipal entity that time limit is even shorter, one year and ninety days. It’s best that you file your claim as soon as you are treated for your injuries.
Despite the time limit that the statute of limitations states, you may have more or less time to file your claim. But you don’t have to be in the dark about how long you have to file. One of our construction accident attorneys in New York City can tell you exactly how much time you have to file your claim.
If you wait a long time to file your claim and miss the filing deadline, you may not be able to recover the damages that you qualify for or file another claim. This is why it’s absolutely essential that you file your claim early.
If you are an illegal immigrant and you get injured on the construction site because your company didn’t take the proper precautions, you don’t have to worry about any legal restrictions due to your status. You have the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party, and your status cannot be revealed to any agency or person. For more information on this issue, see See https://www.injurylawatty.com/illegal-immigrants-illegal-aliens-can-i-bring-a-lawsuit/
We understand the stress that you may be feeling, but we want you to know that our law firm specializes in taking care of our clients and protecting their rights.
After you get injured on the site, you may face expensive medical bills and non-financial losses that can affect your ability to do everyday tasks. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. By working with a New York City construction accident attorney, you may be able to recover damages such as:
Loss of wages
Loss of future earnings
Loss of future earning capacity
Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
A lawyer on our team can tell you the damages that you qualify for based on your injuries. Our team works hard to ensure that you recover all the damages that you are eligible for.
There are so many personal injury law firms throughout New York City, but when you choose us, you’re making an excellent choice. One of the benefits of working with our team is that in addition to our experience, skill and diligence we can bring in experts in the areas of health and economics to help determine what your injuries are worth.
That way, you have double the experience on your case, which guarantees you a fair settlement.
Another benefit of choosing our team is our negotiation skills are like no other. We know how to get straight to the point and dodge the tactics disguised as niceties that insurance claims adjusters use. We can fight for your compensation rights in a swift manner so you can get back to recovering from your injuries.
The final reason that working with our team is beneficial for your case is our compassion. We understand the pain and frustration that comes with getting injured. And we’re here to help alleviate as much of it as we can.
If you were injured while you were working on a construction site, our team can help you get the compensation you qualify for. We’ve handled construction accident cases for years, so you can be confident when we take on your case.
Call us or fill out the contact form on our website to get a free consultation from a New York City, NY, construction accident lawyer on our team.